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The dawn of the mobile/digital artist is in full swing! As a graphic designer who utilizes different mediums to execute designs, mobile apps for graphic designers are a life saver. But picking the right app for you can be a tedious one though. I’ve compiled a list of my 3 favorite apps so far when I work on my iPad 2. Keep in mind the best way to see what is best for you is to try it!

Adobe PS Touch

PS Touch by far is my favorite photo editing app. I constantly use Photoshop CS5 on my laptop for the majority of my works so having it on my iPad 2 only makes sense. The app really easy to use so beginners shouldn’t have any troubles jumping right in. My biggest gripe about the app is moving layers. When repositioning layers you have to select a different tab with limited options so it because a bit of trial & error. But I’ve created some basic works with it so far so it has fairly good results. I love how Adobe has intergrated Creative Cloud so you can pull psd’s that you can upload to the service. But overall the main tools you use in the full version of Photoshop are there & at your disposal.

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The first cover I did in PS Touch.

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As you can see pretty much all of the traditional aspects of the full version are there. I tried to import a psd file that had a custom filter I created but the filter didn’t show up. But I can’t really complain when I have the basics of an app I use for most of my graphic work with me on the go! Out of the 3 apps I’ll be blogging about this one is a must!

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Features:

Work with core Photoshop tools designed for tablets.
Use your tablet camera to fill area on a layer.
Select part of image to extract by scribbling.
Perform Google searches and share images on Facebook right in the app.
Sync files to Adobe Creative Cloud and open in Photoshop.²

I admit, I’m a comic nerd to the heart. But because of certain personal things popping up I haven’t been able to keep up. Which in the comic world is the equivalent of missing a month in an advance college course. Whew! But with the new purchase of an iPad 2 I’ve been stocking up on my comic ebook collection. I must say I’ve been shocked with some of the new story lines this year to say the least. So let’s get to MY favorite comic moments of this year!

1. Jubilee joins the cast of Twilight?
I think the comic world would shatter if that happened, Lol. But to find out our favorite firework starter was bitten by Xaus & turned into a vampire was a very interesting twist. While struggling with her curse on the X-Men island, Utopia, Jubilee was also facing the fact that she lost her powers! Poor kid.

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2. Nothing can stop the… Colossus?
In Uncanny X-Men #543 Juggernaut is up to his usual tricks but this time he’s super-charged by the powers given to him by Cyttorak. The team struggles to stop him but they have a bit of a problem because of his new power..he’s pretty much UNSTOPPABLE! The tin man offers to take Juggernauts place to Cyttorak in a plan to stop his rage. That’s right a super-charged & super-unstable Colossus is what we’re dealing with people… & nothing good can come of this I’m sure!

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3. Is that the ghost of SpiderMan? Or No?
I was in complete awe when I heard of the death of SpiderMan! Hell, he’s one of my favorite superheroes! But the big whammy was when Marvel announced a new SpiderMan! Oy!!! But I sighed with relief when this new SpiderMan was created in the Ultimate Universe, because in that universe anything is possible. I cheered when Marvel revealed that this “new” SpiderMan would be a black & hispanic character!! SCORE! The new story line has me hooked already!

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4. Professor Wolverine??
That’s right, Logan is the new Headmaster..minus the wheelchair! I can’t help but to think of Wolverine in all kinds of Saved By the Bell shenanigans with the students, LOL. But I digress, after the “split” of the X-Men, Wolverine becomes the Headmaster of the Jean Grey School of Higher Learning. Cool name right? I personally am waiting on Wolvie to snap & leave. It wouldn’t surprise me.

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This is extremely motivational! We take things for granted at times but this was a nice reminder of struggle & art. I rarely watch BET because..well..look at how we’re portrayed. #IMO